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US News The United Arab Emirates change their weekend days and reduce the work week

02:05  08 december  2021
02:05  08 december  2021 Source:   liberation.fr

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The United Arab Emirates will move its weekend to Saturday and Sunday for state employees, breaking ranks with the rest of the Gulf as it accelerates a push to draw in UAE will adopt a 4 1/2- day working week for state employees. WATCH: Saturday-Sunday weekends and a 4-1/2 day week .

The United Arab Emirates is cutting its working week to four-and-a-half days and moving its weekend from Friday-Saturday to Saturday-Sunday, officials have said. The “national working week ” would be mandatory for government bodies from January and was aimed at improving work -life “ The UAE is the first nation in the world to introduce a national working week shorter than the global five- day week ,” the official news agency WAM reported. “The extended weekend comes as part of the UAE government’s efforts to boost work -life balance and enhance social wellbeing, while increasing

to align with most countries outside the Arab world, the Emirates shift their days of rest, before Friday and Saturday. They will also go to four and a half days of weekly work.

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Would it be the visit of E Mmanuel Macron who inspires them? The United Arab Emirates decided on a profound reshuffle of their work pace, reports on Tuesday the official press agency WAM . Previously stalled on Friday and Saturday, the Emiratis 9.9 million weekend will be offset on Sunday. In addition, they will have an extra half day of rest in the afternoon of Friday, the day of the great weekly prayer in Muslim countries.

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The United Arab Emirates will move its weekend to Saturday and Sunday for state employees, breaking ranks with the rest of the Gulf. Like other Gulf nations, including Saudi Arabia , it currently has a Sunday-to-Thursday working week . The changes , which the government said will allow the UAE to align more closely with global markets, will come into effect Jan. 1 and apply to the public sector and schools. There will be a 4 1/2- day working week with Friday—a holy day in Islam—being a half day , the federal government said in a statement.

"This extended weekend is within the framework of the government's efforts to improve the balance between work and personal life [...] as well as to increase the performance in terms of economic competitiveness", according to the country. official press agency. The "National Work Week" will be mandatory for the public sector from January.

If this decision makes emirats one of the most advanced on this issue, others have already launched such experiences, in Scotland, Spain or Japan . However, it is in Iceland where the situation seems the most advanced. Two trials took place between 2015 and 2019, during which 2,500 people were proposed for a week of 4 days and 35 hours with unchanged salary. The success was such that 85% of the population is now working on this rate, according to researchers. In France, the debate is carried by several political parties and trade union organizations in France, including the CGT .

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The UAE has announced that it will transition to a four-and-a-half day working week , with Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday forming the new weekend . All Federal government departments will move to the new weekend from January 1, 2022.

The United Arab Emirates is slashing its official working week to four-and-a-half days and moving its weekend to Saturday and Sunday in a major shift aimed at improving competitiveness, officials said on Tuesday. The “national working week ” is mandatory for government bodies from January 1 and bucks the regional norm of a full day -off on Friday for Muslim prayers. The Western-style weekend , rumoured for years, was announced less than a week after the former British protectorate celebrated the 50th anniversary of its formation. The UAE observed a Thursday-Friday weekend until 2006

Business side, many have already jumped step . "We went to a four-day work week this year and we will never go back, for example, the leader of the New York Box The Financial Diet, Chelsea Fagan, on Twitter . The profits have increased, everyone is happy and the same amount of work is done. Three days, it's a minimum for a good weekend. "

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